Ezekiel

Ezekiel is instructed to go into exile – the demise of Zedekiah is foretold (Ezekiel 12:1 – 12:28)

God spoke to Ezekiel saying, “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear. Therefore, pack your belongings for exile and in the daytime, as they watch, set out and go from…
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Daniel

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s golden god and are thrown into a fiery furnace because of their rebellion (Daniel 3:1 – 3:30)

King Nebuchadnezzar created a massive golden image that was 90-feet high and 9-feet wide. He placed the gold image in the plains of Dura in Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all other officials to come to the dedication of the image he…
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Revelation

The world mourns the fall of the woman riding the scarlet beast (aka the Great City by the Sea or Babylon the Great) (Revelation 18:1 – 18:24)

After witnessing the Great Prostitute by the waters, John saw another angel come from heaven. The angel had great authority and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. The angel shouted, “Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit,…
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Revelation

The woman sitting on the scarlet beast – the Great Prostitute of Babylon shows evil will fail and be conquered (Revelation 17:1 – 17:18)

One of the seven angels who held the seven bowls went to John and said to him, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute who sits by many waters. With her, the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated…
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Revelation

The Song of the 144,000 – three angels deliver three messages of judgement for mankind (Revelation 14:1 – 14:20)

John saw standing on Mount Zion, the lamb and the 144,000 who had his name and the Father’s name written on their foreheads. He heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and loud thunder. Then he heard a sound like harpists playing their harps. The 144,000…
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Daniel

An introduction to Daniel – Detailed outline and introduction to the book of Daniel

Daniel is an account of the activities and visions of Daniel, a Jew of noble heritage who was exiled to Babylon. The message of Daniel demonstrates that just as the God of Israel saved Daniel and his friends from their enemies, so he would save all of Israel from their…
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Ancient Texts

Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles – Mesopotamian Chronicles (ABC)

ABC Translation of Column IV The third year : -ahhe-šullim, the governor of Nippur, and Šamaš-ibni, the Dakkurean, were transported to Assyria and executed in Assyria.   The fourth year: Sidon was captured and sacked. In that same year: the major-domo conscripted troops in Akkad.   The fifth year: On…
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Ancient Texts

Mesopotamian Chronicles – Assyrian chronicle describes war of King Assur-res-isi against Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-sumi

The Chronicle of Aššur-reš-iši is a fragment of an Assyrian chronicle; the tablet was found in Aššur. It describes the war of king Aššur-reš-iši () against the Babylonian king Ninurta-nadin-šumi (). Translation ... against them ... their ... an alliance ... the merchants ... he inflicted a defeat on them.…
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Ancient Texts

The Epic of Atrahasis – a non-biblical account of the Great Flood (1600 BC)

  The Epic of Atrahasis is the fullest Mesopotamian account of the Great Flood. The text is known from several versions: two written by Assyrian scribes (one in the Assyrian, one in the Babylonian dialect), the third one (on three tablets) was written during the reign of king Ammi-saduqa of…
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